NCIC Seeks Help in Finding Missing Shield Nickel

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The Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) is asking for help in locating a rare Shield Nickel. The coin has been reported lost or stolen after being shipped via the United States Postal Service (USPS) from Reno, Nevada to Milton, Washington. The last scanning of the package by the Postal Service occurred in Tacoma, Washington. Specifically, the package contained a rare 1874 Double Die Obverse Shield Nickel FS-102. It was graded by PCGS at AU-53 and …

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NGC Identifies Two New Shield Nickel Varieties

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The following is a Press Release from Numismatic Guaranty Company (NGC) announcing that it has identified two previously unpublished varieties of the Shield Five-Cent coin. The Shield Nickel was produced by the United States Mint from 1866-1883. Collectors of the Shield Five-Cent series from 1866-83 know that the opportunity to find previously unpublished varieties is perhaps greater for these coins than for any other series of US coins. Despite the publication of a fairly extensive …

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Today’s Deal – 1989 Jefferson Nickel 3-Coin Set

1989 Jefferson Nickel 3-Coin Set

Today’s Deal is another “year” set of a coin, the 1989 Jefferson Nickel. This 3-coins set comes with the uncirculated examples from the Denver and Philadelphia Mint as well as a Proof specimen from the San Francisco Mint for just $4.65 (plus $4.95 shipping). Even with the shipping costs included, this price is ideal as it is well below the $11-13 you would have to pay for the coins separately. US Coin News is an …

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Today’s Deal – 1965-1967 Jefferson Nickel 3-Coin Set from Special Mint Sets

1965-1967 Jefferson Nickel 3-Coin Set (SMS)

Today’s Deal is an exceptional price on a great 3-coin set to add to your Jefferson Nickel collection. The set consists of a 1965, 1966, and 1967 Jefferson Nickel from the Special Mint Sets (SMS) that were released in those years by the United States Mint. Each coin, as you would expect, is in brilliant uncirculated condition and is priced at just $6.45 (plus $3.95 shipping). With the Red Book value of each coin being …

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Today’s Deal – A Guide Book of Buffalo and Jefferson Nickels

A Guide Book of Buffalo and Jefferson Nickels (Image Couresty of Whitman Publishing)

Today’s Deal is on the excellent reference book writing by Q. David Bowers, A Guide Book of Buffalo and Jefferson Nickels. This book, written by one of the giants in Numismatics, offers deep insight into the popular nickels of the last century, with exceptional details information. Right now the 2nd edition of this book, the latest edition, is priced at $19.95 on Amazon with free shipping. US Coin News is an affiliate partner with Amazon for Today’s Deals. This …

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Today’s Deal – 1937 Buffalo Nickel 3-Coin Set for $59

1937 Buffalo Nickel 3-Coin Set

Today’s Deal is on a great, 3-Coin set of 1937 Buffalo Nickel coins. The set consists of three About-Uncirculated (AU) coins and is $59.85 on Amazon. US Coin News is an affiliate partner with Amazon. This article contains links that, when clicked and a purchase is made, will generate a small commission to the site. Those commissions are used to help pay for the upkeep and hosting of the site. Thank you. In this set, you will get: …

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Today’s Deal – Set of Proof 1990s Jefferson Nickels for $19

1990-1999 S Proof Jefferson Nickel

Today’s deal is another series set that lets you add to your collection proof coins at a great price. Right now you can pick up a 10-coin set of Proof Jefferson Nickel coins from the 1990s for $18.99. That gives you every proof Nickel from the 90s in one purchase. US Coin News is an affiliate partner with Amazon for Today’s Deals. This article contains links that, when clicked and a purchase is made, will generate a …

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Today’s Deal – Proof Jefferson Nickel Set From The 1960s

1960-1969 Jefferson Nickel Proof Set

If you have been looking to build up your Proof Jefferson Nickel collection, Today’s Deal is a great way to go. Today on Amazon, you can pick up a 10-coin Proof set from the 1960s for $19.99. That breaks down to just $1.69 per coin, far less than the average $3 book price. US Coin News is an affiliate partner with Amazon. This article contains links that, when clicked and a purchase is made, will generate a small …

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Coin History – The Indian Head “Buffalo” Nickel

1927 Indian Head Buffalo Nickel Obverse

Throughout the history of coinage in the United States, a handful of coins have captured the imagination of collectors and the general public at the same time. The Morgan Dollar certainly comes to mind as does the Winged Head “Mercury” Dime. Another coin that many would add to that list is the Indian Head Nickel, commonly known as the Buffalo Nickel. Minted from 1913 to 1938, the Buffalo nickel was one of the coins that …

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Rare 1885 Liberty Nickel Missing According to NCIC

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The Numismatic Crime Information Center (NCIC) is asking for the public’s help in location a missing rare Liberty Nickel. The coin was in shipment via FedEx from California to Florida. The package has now gone missing. In it was a rare 1885 Liberty Nickel. The coin itself is a 1885 Liberty “V” Nickel that has been certified by PCGS as MS-66+. The certification number is 36152832 and the coin has been graded CAC. The value …

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